Tag: coastal erosion

Coast erosion is the process of wearing away material from the coastal profile due to imbalance in the supply and export of material from a certain section. It takes place in the form of scouring in the foot of the cliffs or in the foot of the dunes.

The State of the Beach

The State of the Beach

Have you been to the beach lately? Chances are you didn’t take a checklist with you, but, it appears that many people do; they’ve been collecting data for more than a decade on the state of the nation’s coastline. The Surfrider Foundation recently released its 2017 “State of the Beach

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What are the impacts of rising seas on coastal communities? And what steps can we take to insure a sustainable coastal future? Examine historic coastal erosion control and stormwater management methods, as well as more sustainable solutions to combat rising seas in our Rising Seas and Coastal Erosion Control webinar

Reducing Coastal Erosion

Reducing Coastal Erosion

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

A New Roadmap to Reduce Coastal Risk

There is a saying that the only thing constant in life is change. In the realm of coastal environments, nothing could be more true. The shifting winds, the tides, and rains are what has created the often beautiful vistas of coastal landscape, the diversity of habitats and ecosystems: stones ground

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Have you been trying to eradicate invasive, non-native plants in favor of indigenous species in your area? You might want to think again, at least if controlling erosion is part of your goal.

A recent study conducted at a coastal New Jersey state park compared the protective effects of two different species

Oysters and Mangroves: How Far Can They Go?

Oysters and Mangroves: How Far Can They Go?

North Carolina, one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, had been battling coastal erosion long before the storm. The threat comes not only from the ocean side, but from the land as well. As this article explains, “ditching and draining for forestry and agriculture changed the inland hydrology

Technology vs. the Turtles

Technology vs. the Turtles

A situation in South Carolina highlights the ongoing debate over the efficacy and value of erosion control measures. An experimental wave dissipation system is being used on parts of Harbor Island and the Isle of Palms to curb erosion.  Environmental groups say the system interferes with turtle nesting, preventing the

Coastal Concerns

Coastal Concerns

The storm forces of rain and wind, to say nothing of tidal ebbs and flows, pose special problems in controlling erosion along coastlines. All of these forces affect the surrounding area—beaches, roads, bridges, homes, and other buildings—as well.

Beachfront Reinforcement

Beachfront Reinforcement

The science and the industry of protecting eroding coastlines generate tremendous controversy. Some innovative erosion control methods, and a new spirit of cooperation among local beach protection projects and the Army Corps of Engineers, may be calming the waters.

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